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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016


Gazing at the Heavens

If your children are curious about the mysteries of the sky, take them to the Moscow City Planetarium, where they will be able to observe the spots on the sun for 30 to 40 minutes through the biggest telescope in Moscow. The planetarium at 5 Sadovo-Kudrinskaya Ulitsa is open Wednesday through Monday, except when it rains, from noon to 6 p.m. Admission is 20 rubles (80 cents), free for children under 7. Tel. 252-0217. Nearest metro: Barrikadnaya or Krasnopresneskaya.

A World of Cats

If their is a lover of felines in your family, head to Yury Kuklachyov's Cat Theater to see the new show "Pokhititeli Koshek," or Kidnappers of Cats. The actors - cats of all breeds - perform all sorts of entertaining tricks, acrobatics and juggling. Probably best avoided by those who have allergies. The show begins at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 25 Kutuzovsky Prospekt. Tickets cost 15 to 90 rubles (60 cents to $3.70). Tel. 249-2907. Nearest metro: Kutuzovskaya.

Romance and Stone

"The Stone Flower," known in Russian as "Kamenny Tsvetok," is a magical play based on Pavel Bazhov's tale about a Ural Mountains folk sculptor named Danila. In the play, the sculptor is faced with having to choose between his art and love. The play is performed in Russian at the Chikhachev Musical Drama Theater. The play begins at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Tuesday at 9 Ulitsa Akademika Skryabina. Tickets cost 8 to 25 rubles (30 cents to $1). Tel. 371-7333. Nearest metro: Ryazansky Prospekt.